Health Affairs GrantWatch Feature
April 26, 2016 - Foundation and West Health’s efforts to increase access to dental health for seniors featured in Health Affairs' GrantWatch blog
Older Americans Act Reauthorized
April 19, 2016 - President Obama signs bill to continue funding for critical social and nutrition services for seniors in America through 2018
d.health Digest Innovation Spotlight:
Shelley Lyford, President and CEO of the Gary and Mary West Foundation and West Health speaks about Successful Aging and Chronic Care
Oral Health Should Not Take a Backseat to General Health, Particularly for Seniors in Need
March 23, 2016: New blog post from President and CEO Shelley Lyford at ASA's Annual Aging in America Conference #AiA16
The Foundation partners with nonprofit community organizations to provide high-quality services to low-income older adults which help them remain independent and healthy for as long as possible.
The Foundation partners with best-in-class nonprofit organizations that provide high-quality training and deployment of service canines to seniors, veterans, individuals with limited mobility and police K-9 units. In addition, the Foundation supports the construction of emergency shelter and triage buildings for rescued dogs.
Our Mission Statement
The Gary and Mary West Foundation seeks to lower the cost of healthcare in our country, significantly improve the quality of life for low-income seniors and deploy professionally trained service dogs in our community through purposeful philanthropic investment.